LOCALLY BANGKOK


Bangkok has so much to offer, both on the regular tourist trail and off the beaten track. From helicopter arrival trips and fast track airport check-in to exploring the lesser-visited canal communities or travelling by private luxury rice barge to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, Marcos Pires is your host here. Based in Bangkok for over a decade, Marcos knows the best secret spots in town, and wants to share not only Bangkok’s heart, but its soul, and help visitors to feel like a local, even if in town for a brief stay. See some ideas below;

Host and Multi-Transport

Your personal host for a day or more…

Ideal for those with a day in the capital to check-off must-see sights in an entertaining way Public transportation, often shunned by visitors to the capital, provides the most efficient, environmentally-friendly and entertaining method of experiencing ‘real’ Bangkok. From cutting your way through town on a canal boat, to privately hosted visits at the Grand Palace and Wat Saket (Golden Mount), Erewan Shrine and a private canal trip through lesser-visited regions of the ‘khlong’ communities of ‘Bangkok Noi’, to a tuk-tuk ride and an appreciation for the city’s SkyTrain system, this trip reveals the interconnectivity of the capital from the inside out. There’s no better way to tick-off multiple ‘must-sees’ in a day. Marcos Pires is also happy to make you discover the new part of Bangkok with his luxury malls, hip restaurants and coffee shops as you would experience in great global cities.

The capital is home to many museums, historical sites and a vanishing number of beautiful traditional Thai homes. This exploration delves into these main sites, ideal for gaining an understanding of Thai design, architecture, history and culture.

  • A visit to a former Prime Minister Home or discover a museum with old Thai houses with antiques
  • Award winning Jim Thompson’s House
  • Afternoon tea in a Prince house
  • National Museum
Thailand's National Museum contains one of the best documented chronologies of prehistoric, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, and Bangkok-era events, artefacts and figures. Showcasing the kingdom's finest treasures, including the first known stone inscriptions of Thai writing, art and architecture, enthusiasts often make the journey for the Buddhaisawan Chapel alone, which houses one of Thailand's most revered Buddha images, Phra Buddhasihing. A Thai Art History Gallery displays sculptures and exhibits from the Dvaravati, Srivijaya and Lopburi and Bangkok periods.

EXPERIENCE BANGKOK


This is a short list of ideas for specialty experiences by us. Programs need to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

  • Strawberries and Champagne
    • We can arrange to have a bottle of champagne, strawberries and a ‘congratulations’ card guests’ room when they check-in.
  • Morning Monk chanting/donation
    • Catch a glimpse of monks performing their morning chant at 08:30
    • After the chanting you’ll perform a ceremonial offering (arranged by your host) to the monks.
  • Wat Pho
    • Here at Wat Pho we’ll see the famous reclining Buddha and receive an explanation of Traditional Thai Medicinal and Massage Therapy.
  • Marble Temple (Wat Benjamabophit)
  • Elephant Polo Tournament
  • Catered Lunch at Lumpini Park
  • Art galleries visits
  • Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)
    • Muay Thai is not only the national sport, but also a widely used means of self-defence. Contestants are allowed to use almost any part of their body: feet, elbows, legs, knees, and shoulders, are all weapons. The playing of traditional music during bouts makes for even greater excitement and is used to ‘spar’ contestants on. Often, watching the myriad of open betting is more dramatic than the actual bouts themselves.
  • Professional Shopper
  • Flower Museum & Night Flower Market
  • OUTSIDE BANGKOK


    • Sunset Catamaran
      • Shuttle 2.5 hours south of Bangkok by private vehicle to Pattaya, where you’ll board a private catamaran and enjoy a sunset cruise and dinner prepared by a gourmet chef - a truly exclusive experience. This type of program is best enjoyed by staying the night in Pattaya, or perhaps coupled with a morning round of golf.
    • Exclusive Ayutthaya
      • Board a private luxury rice barge and head three hours north of Bangkok to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Here we’ll arrange a table set on the lawn of a 15th Century Siamese temple along the river and a gourmet meal. As the sun sets and the temple illuminates, this is a private dining experience of royal proportions. Make your way back to Bangkok via private van.